What is the difference between IPL treatment and Cynosure?

I would like to find the best solution for the brown sun spots on my face. It would be nice if the wrinkles go away too.

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Pismo Vitality

Published on Jan 25, 2016

IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is a great treatment for sun damage. Sun damage usually takes a couple treatments to be able to remove sun damage spots. Cynosure is the company that makes the IPL machine and other machines also.

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Answered by Pismo Vitality

IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is a great treatment for sun damage. Sun damage usually takes a couple treatments to be able to remove sun damage spots. Cynosure is the company that makes the IPL machine and other machines also.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Levi J. Young M.D.

Published on Jan 25, 2016

There are a variety of laser resurfacing techniques that could be used. I also use a TCA peel at times to improve wrinkles, even pigment changes and improve facial skin appearance. However, for both laser or chemical peels your skin pigment is important. I'd recommend an evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon! Best Wishes!

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Answered by Levi J. Young M.D.

There are a variety of laser resurfacing techniques that could be used. I also use a TCA peel at times to improve wrinkles, even pigment changes and improve facial skin appearance. However, for both laser or chemical peels your skin pigment is important. I'd recommend an evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon! Best Wishes!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Published on Jan 25, 2016

We do not use Cynosure at our office so can't speak directly on that. IPL is a great treatment for tackling unwanted pigmentation on the skin and generally does a great job with one treatment. Wrinkles, however, are an entirely different animal and depending on where they are on the face can be helped with Botox and dermal fillers as well as a variety of laser treatments.

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

We do not use Cynosure at our office so can't speak directly on that. IPL is a great treatment for tackling unwanted pigmentation on the skin and generally does a great job with one treatment. Wrinkles, however, are an entirely different animal and depending on where they are on the face can be helped with Botox and dermal fillers as well as a variety of laser treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Jan 25, 2016

IPL stands for "Intense Pulsed Light". Cynosure is a manufacturer of dermatology lasers and there are many different types of light based devices made by this company. IPL will do little or nothing for wrinkles. If you are looking for improvement with wrinkles, consider Botox, dermal fillers or deep fractional laser resurfacing. IPL can help with brown spots, but is not a perfect solution as many times, it will not get rid of sun damage permanently. Depends on the device and the person using it. We use Q-switched lasers to get rid of brown spots permanently and fractional resurfacing when we want textural improvement.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

IPL stands for "Intense Pulsed Light". Cynosure is a manufacturer of dermatology lasers and there are many different types of light based devices made by this company. IPL will do little or nothing for wrinkles. If you are looking for improvement with wrinkles, consider Botox, dermal fillers or deep fractional laser resurfacing. IPL can help with brown spots, but is not a perfect solution as many times, it will not get rid of sun damage permanently. Depends on the device and the person using it. We use Q-switched lasers to get rid of brown spots permanently and fractional resurfacing when we want textural improvement.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Transformations Plastic Surgery

Published on Jan 25, 2016

Thank you for your question. The Cynosure is a platform that supports several handpieces. IPL is one of those handpieces. That handpiece is what we would use to treat dark spots. There is also another handpiece that can help treat wrinkles. Consult with a specialist to discuss further.

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Answered by Transformations Plastic Surgery

Thank you for your question. The Cynosure is a platform that supports several handpieces. IPL is one of those handpieces. That handpiece is what we would use to treat dark spots. There is also another handpiece that can help treat wrinkles. Consult with a specialist to discuss further.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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